BUSH Family Group Added

I am just back from my Christmas holidays. Whilst I was away, I found a little bit of time here and there to process some old GoONS Newspaper Watch entries that had been sent to me over the years.

This one is for a Gammons family in Bedfordshire, UK. It starts with Benjamin C Gammons (b. 1922). His mother had Wiles as a surname. I am sure to find a connection with my other Bedfordshire trees, but unfortunately, there were two marriages between Gammons/Wiles in Bedfordshire in the same year. I need to get more detailed information about both those marriages before I can proceed further.

BUSH Family Group

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PHIL Update

And another quick little update to the PHIL Tree after Philip Gammon sent me more details, including photos and a couple of certificates. This confirmed the father of Thomas Gammon (b. 1841) was William.

PHIL Family Group

New PHIL Family Group

Well actually not very new……. I have been very slack on the One Name Study for the last few years when I have been busier on the Open Source Software stuff. Philip Gammon contacted me over five years ago apparently, but got back in touch recently. This prompted me, with information from his email, to find the tree I had started back then (but not finished) and continue linking his tree to the BMD and census data for Gammon people that I have collected in my indexes. This is a family that has been in the Maidstone (Kent, England) area for many years. I really need more copies of certificates to confirm relationships, and/or to dig a bit deeper into other datasets to go back further in time. The work so far can be found here:

PHIL Family Group

Phil has a lot more information about his family tree than I have in my database, and believes there is a connection with the STEP Family Group of Boxley, Kent.

We have a DNA result from the PHIL Family Group in the FamilyTreeDNA Gammon Project. The haplogroup in this result seems to be distinct from other DNA tests in the Gammon project. Results from someone connected to the STEP family would be very interesting. Do you know anyone called Gammon with connections in Kent?

Updates to HOWES Family Group

It was a bit of a rainy day today, so I have done a bit of work on the HOWES family Group after feedback on the website from Stephen HOWES who is a descendant of that family.

With information from Steve, it looks like the family moved from Kings-Ripton from nearby Buckworth in the old county of Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).

I must put the effort in to index the church records for Huntingdonshire.

Link to the Family Group: HOWES Family Group

Photo of Buckworth All Saints Church by By Chris Stafford, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7138320

DENZ Family Group added

I received a Funeral Notice from another GoONS member recently, and pulled together as much of Denzil Raymond Gammons’s family as I could. More information can be found on my Gammon One Name website:

DENZ admin Sun, 08/20/2017 – 15:29 Related Image Oldest Ancestor of Family Group Denzil Raymond GAMMONS Earliest known date for Oldest Ancestor September 1919 Origin of Family Group Peterborough, England, UK Thanks to the GoONS Newswatch Project, I received a copy of the Funeral Notice for Denzil (Ray) Gammons from the Herts Advertiser. I managed…

via DENZ — The Gammon One-Name Study

Resurrecting my old Drupal Site

As I have previously blogged, I recently managed to resurrect my old Drupal site that ran in the Amazon AWS cloud, and get it working again on a new host. I have just written up a summary of how I battled through the process, which can be found here.

Unfortunately, I took a long time to write it up. So it is not as detailed as I originally intended. But if like me you run a Drupal site, or you did and it is also broken, then feel free to follow the link for a read. It may at least give some ideas to follow up. I made heavy use of DrupalVM. If you are just starting out with a Drupal website, and you have more than FTP access to your hosting, I recommend using  DrupalVM (which is built with Vagrant & Ansible) for local development and testing.